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Public Land Survey Marks
Description:
Waymark all Public Land Survey System (PLSS) marks used to define property and public land divisions throughout the world.
Expanded Description:
Waymark all Public Land Survey System (PLSS) marks used to define property and public land divisions throughout the world.

There is a new tool for Google Earth for mapping out the PLSS here is the link

PLSS in Google Earth

These are comprised of private survey marks, local government survey marks, boundary poles, private property lines, cairns, rock paint marks, notched boulders, and many more. They can commonly be found defining townships, subdivisions of townships, park boundaries, federal property boundaries, etc.

This category can also include boundary marks and survey marks accomplished by private survey companies used in redefining property lines and construction projects.

If you find a USGS benchmark, then please file it in the US Benchmarks category or other appropriate benchmark category.

More information of survey marks can be found at: PLSS in Wikipedia

Here are pictures and diagrams of what some of these marks look like:

The above plaque is for townshipping. This metal map is divided into 6x6, 1 mile squares; thus the 36 sections of a township. The nail or remaining hole shows you where you are in the township. There is almost always a stone monument near this:

Above is one of the PLSS monuments. In some cases benchmarks have been or are being placed at these stone monuments.

The smallest the plaques will be divided is a 1/16 corner; that is 1/16 of a 1 mile section; or 40 acre corners which equals .250 miles. Private surveyors usually make the smaller ones.

Next to this monument is usually a bearing tree and witness tree (or two witness trees), or even a sign. Scars on the trees will indicate bearing. Here is a witness post:

Here are diagrams of scared trees:

 

There are also several different ways corner marks are represented. These can be chiseled rocks, painted marks, ribbons, wooden posts, cairns, and more:

 

Instructions for Posting a Public Land Survey Marks Waymark:
Post a close up picture of the survey mark. Also post at least one picture of the area giving reference to where the mark is in the immediate area. No GPS photos in the waymark description/photos. Please provide detailed information regarding its location and any specifics of the land it is defining.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Please submit a photo(s) taken by you of your visit to the location (non-copyrighted photos only). GPS photos are also accepted with the location in the background, and old vacation photos are accepted. If you are not able to provide a photo, then please describe your visit or give a story about the visit. If you have additional information about the survey mark which is not listed in the waymark description, please notify the waymark owner to have it added, and please post the information in your visit log.
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Public Land Survey MarksSnyder Farm Survey Mark - Gettysburg National Military Park

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A survey mark set in the rock wall along Confederate Ave.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/26/2015

last visited: 4/12/2015

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Public Land Survey MarksWest Line Stone 223 ('Michler Stone') - PA/WV

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This stone, on the E side of PA 281/WV 26, in 1860 was meant to mark the MD/PA/WV tri-point. It was 'demoted' to 'just' a 2-state border officially in 1910.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: West Virginia

date approved: 4/26/2015

last visited: never

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Public Land Survey MarksLongstreet Tower Survey Mark - Gettysburg National Military Park

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A survey mark is set in the rock wall near the lookout tower.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/26/2015

last visited: 4/12/2015

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Public Land Survey MarksWest Line Stone 222 ('Sinclair Stone') - MD/PA

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This stone, on the E side of Brown Hill RD, in 1885 was meant to mark the MD/PA/WV tri-point. It was 'demoted' to 'just' a 2-state border officially in 1910.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/24/2015

last visited: never

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Public Land Survey MarksMaryland/Pennsylvania/West Virginia Intersection Point - (Deakins Line Stone 34)

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A concrete post a few feet north of a track road marks the spot where Maryland, Pennsylvania & West Virginia meet.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/24/2015

last visited: never

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Public Land Survey Marks138 - Gettysburg National Military Park

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A boundary marker notating the north end of Confederate Ave.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/24/2015

last visited: 4/12/2015

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Public Land Survey MarksFirst Shot Mark B - Gettysburg, PA

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One of two survey marks set near the first shot monument.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/19/2015

last visited: 4/18/2015

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Public Land Survey MarksFirst Shot Mark A - Gettysburg, PA

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One of two survey marks set near the first shot monument.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/19/2015

last visited: 4/18/2015

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Public Land Survey Marks903 - GNMP - Gettysburg, PA

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A survey point notating Jones' Battalion Ave.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/19/2015

last visited: 4/18/2015

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Public Land Survey MarksConvederateCalvary Ave Survey Stone - Gettysburg, PA

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One of several survey monuments found in the East Cavalry section of Gettysburg National Military Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/18/2015

last visited: 4/18/2015

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Public Land Survey Marks628 - GNMP - Gettysburg, PA

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One of several survey marks found in the East Cavalry section of Gettysburg National Military Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/18/2015

last visited: 4/18/2015

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Public Land Survey MarksConfederate Cavalry/Gregg Ave Intersection Survey Stone - Gettysburg,PA

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One of several survey markers found in the East Cavalry section of Gettysburg National Military Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/18/2015

last visited: 4/18/2015

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Public Land Survey MarksE Calvary Rd Survey Stone - Gettysburg, PA

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One of many survey stones around Gettysburg National Military Park stamped US.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/18/2015

last visited: 4/18/2015

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Public Land Survey Marks646 - GNMP - Gettysburg, PA

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Located near the 10th NY Cavalry monument. Surrounded by private property.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/18/2015

last visited: 4/18/2015

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Public Land Survey MarksDijkpaal 87 - Wilsum - NL

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Corner Boundary Stone, Dutch Water Board "Groot Salland", no. 87

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member madelief24

location: Overijssel, Netherlands

date approved: 4/12/2015

last visited: never

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Public Land Survey MarksDijkpaal 79 - Wilsum - NL

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Corner Boundary Stone, Dutch Water Board "Groot Salland", no. 79

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member madelief24

location: Netherlands

date approved: 4/12/2015

last visited: never

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Public Land Survey MarksO?? - Breda (NL)

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PLSS of the ministry of war in Breda, with the O of Oorlog (=War) on it. Is has nu unique number.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F

location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

date approved: 4/8/2015

last visited: never

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Public Land Survey MarksT45N R3W 1/4 S15 S14 'LS 4385' Cadastral Survey Cap - Siskiyou County, OR

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This seection is located just off Ball Mountain Little Shasta Rd in Siskiyou County, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 3/14/2015

last visited: never

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Public Land Survey MarksNimbus Dam - Dept. of the Interior - Rancho Cordova CA

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This public land survey marker is at the SW corner of the dam not far from the bicycle trail

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sbcamper

location: California

date approved: 2/26/2015

last visited: never

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Public Land Survey MarksUSDOI/BLM T39S R13E 1/4 S2 S35 Cadastral Survey Disk - Klamath County, OR

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This cadastral survey cap is located south of Gerber Rd in Klamath County, OR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/24/2015

last visited: never

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Public Land Survey MarksUSDOI/BLM T39S R13E 1/4 S1 S2 Cadastral Survey Disk - Klamath County, OR

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This cadastral survey cap is located near Gerber North Campground in Klamath County, OR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/24/2015

last visited: never

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Public Land Survey MarksT39S R13E 1/4 S21 'PLS 820' COR - Klamath County, OR

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This section corner is located just off Gerber Rd in Klamath County, OR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/24/2015

last visited: never

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Public Land Survey MarksO86 - Breda (NL)

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PLSS of the ministry of war in Breda. (Munnikenlinie)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F

location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

date approved: 2/8/2015

last visited: never

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Public Land Survey MarksNumber 14 Boundary Stone. Upnor. Kent. UK

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Corner Boundary Stone No.14 along Upnor High Street

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dave-harris

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/7/2015

last visited: never

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Public Land Survey MarksO85 - Breda (NL)

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PLSS of the ministry of war in Breda.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F

location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

date approved: 2/6/2015

last visited: never

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